2017 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $80. Exclusive Wine Club Release, May 2020. Sourced from the renowned Rochioli Vineyard and Allen Vineyard, both farmed by the Rochioli family. The blend is composed primarily by a Pommard selection from the old 1974 and new 1996 Allen Vineyard North Hill blocks and the balance is Pommard from the Rochioli Vineyard. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Alluring fragrance of Bing cherry, strawberry, baking spice and worn leather. Fresh and juicy on the palate in a mid-weight style featuring a charge of dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. Silken tannins and uplifting acidity with a faint compliment of oak in the background. Less sap than the Hallberg bottling but more finesse and demure charm. Like biting into a ripe cherry. Score: 93. Reviewed June 14, 2020

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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